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Crusty Crab Takeaway

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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2 Cass Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7754
11:00 - 19:30
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you find yourself in Russell around a lunch time. Look up the Crusty Crab. We watch to see where the locals go for lunch. We saw so many stop in, order, pick up and walk away. So seeing there were several little tables with chairs outside, we decided to try it for lunch. Lucky us. It was delicious. We... More 

Thank jbakker
Fareham, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our cruise ship was docked in New Zealand's Bay of Islands and we had taken the ferry to Russell. It is one of the most tranquil places I have visited in my life. Nobody hurries and that includes the car drivers who have pedestrians ambling along in front of them. In due course we wanted lunch and we settled for... More 

Thank DoctorBrian2013
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Terakihi was on special with chips $10 so got two for us. A micro pottle of vinegar and it was SMALL, 50c. Like most things in Russell you pay through the nose so $20 was about what you would expect for this over the top tourist town.

Thank 831memememe
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Came down for a feed around 4 pm. Which was a good time as there weren't many people there. I had the battered fresh fish and a small serve of chips. It was nice. Probably could have had a bit more salt on the chips but that's my preference. Yummy fresh food.

Thank skybluesmurf
Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed fish and chips on the picnic table overlooking the Bay in Russell, watching the sun go down. Fabulous views and gorgeous fish and chips!

Thank Brian R
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

You never know what to expect from a take-away but this one is exceptional. The food is all cooked whle you wait and is excellent. Get fish and chips and go sit on the water front for a relaxing evening.

Thank Digitalspy44
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Fish was great nicely cooked and batter crunchy. Headed to the bench on the beach front to enjoy. Yum yum

Thank 802jsd
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Beautifully cooked fish 'n' chips,which were very tasty and not greasy. Great portion sizes providing value for money.

Thank Helen T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We really enjoyed the fish and chips from Crusty Crab but they have a wide range of takeaway foods available and there are picnic tables for general use down on the waterside.

Thank Trish N
Napier, New Zealand
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

These fish and chips were nicely cooked. The chips weren't soggy. Two pieces of fish was crumbed and one piece was battered and we tried Hoki and two other types of fish.

Thank Margaret S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cass Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7754
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its a takeaway but the seafood and the fish and chips are really tasty

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